Re: Is there a UTF that allows ISO 8859-1?

From: R.C. Bakhuizen van den Brink (
Date: Sat Sep 05 1998 - 20:50:22 EDT

On Sat, 5 Sep 1998, Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
>At 09:04 05/09/98 -0700, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>>Gunther wrote:
>>> My claim was that Unicode is designed to be ISO Latin-1 backwards
>>> compatible and therefore there should be a Latin-1 backwards
>>> compatible UTF. This argument has never been defeated by anyone who
>>> resopnded.
>I claim that UTFs are not needed and are a wasted effort. Just move on to
>UCS-2 or UCS-4 and let you communications and data base software handle
>compression - common compression techniques do a better job and aren't biased.
Hopefully, yours is the Žlast wordŽ on this subject!!

greetings, Rein

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